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VOL. XXII MANNING, S. CS.WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3,
He Is Accused of Participation in
Crop Report Leaks.
BIB COTTON DEALER 1
Charged With Conspiring to Fur
nish Advaue Information and
With Attempting to Bribe Holmes
to Shape Reports to Suit Him and
Theo. H. Price. big dealer, was in
dicted in New York Friday by the
Federal grand jury after a long in
Vestigation of the leak of the crop
statistics contained in a Governnt}
report, which had not been made pub
lie. The government foud two i .
dictments against Price, one chargin I
conspiracy to connit an offence l
against the United States and the
other briber" o f a government offi
cia'. Three other persons were in
dieed with Price and warrants issued
for their arrest.
With the handing down of the in
diamemts. Mr. Price. who, ap-pa-ent
ly. anticipated the action taken S
against him. appeared at the Fed
eral building and surrendered him- U
self. He was arraigned before Judge
Hough and pleaded not guilty. Bail
was fixed at $5,000, which was fur- fi
nished. and Mr. Price was released t(
after the Court had set June 19 as it
the date for the prelinary hearing. o
Mr. Price in a statement made public 2
after his arraignment asserted that
be was entirely innocent of the al
A dispatch from Washington says it
almost simultaneously in Washington It
and New York indictments were to
day returned against Theodore H.
Price. a prominent New York cotton tI
operator: Frederick A. Peckham and T
Moses Haas. both of New York, and ct
Edwin S. Holmes, Jr.. of that city, H
formerly asistant statistican of the C
department of. agriculture, for alleg
ed participation in Government crop ti
report leaks. Price is charged wit
having couspired with the other
three men to furnish advance infor
mation regarding the crop reports of vE
the department of agriculture, and
Price. Peckham and Haas are chare
ed with c. spiring to bribe Hoires M
to. shape the official reports to sulit
their interests. 5t
There were four indictments
brought in by the Federal grand jury Jz
in both cities. All but Price have
heretofore been indicted under true ta
bill returned in October. 1905, fol- C<
lowing the sensational exposure of dat
tlie crop ]eaks. After a ?ong, legal ba
aet !' c ~am and Ho..s succeeded
'jproven;'ng their en:4ition here m;
from New York. but Holmes was ri:
placed *'m trial in 'June. 1907. the Vi
jury reporting a disagreement. Hol
mes has not been retired. -e
The indictment were returned her~e of
late Friday. Ac cording to them lof
Price made $750.000 as a result of in:
his advance information regarding M
the report for December 1904 and 1co
paid Haas 8125.000 out of this snm. m
While not i-tating how much Holmes
received -~ his share the indictment si
charge that Haas paid Holmes $1,- m
000 for information on the June re- ne
port of 1983. The indictment, which D.
sets out seven overt acts, says that on
L May 31. i905. Price and Hans con-Ia]
spired by 1:romising, offering and giv- ar
ing to an official of the United States in
a sum of 8ioney to induce Holmes.
in violation of his duty, to furnish he
such advanc~e information. of
It recites; the conference in New t
York on .INay 31 between Price and at
Haas. folic'.ing which Haas came to q.
Washington. met Holmes and pro- w
nmised to pa tor advance information:
that on June 1 and 2, 1905. Haas ~
received such information from Hol- ti
mtes and it was conveyed to Price. and b4
that on June 2 Haas paid Holmes
$1 .O00. The second count of the m
indictment says Haas and Price con- e
spired to bribe Holmes to arrange the T
Jutne report so as to show a greater s
crop than the information in the y
statistican-S office .iustifiedw
Th eother indictments charge ,
three N York mnen. in eight counts. p
with bribing lHolmes for the informia- rI
tion and shaping the conspiracy re
port as n-enined: charge Holmes.
Peckhamt and H~aas with conspiracy
to defraud the Government by get-A
ting information in advance, and the
fourth irndictment, charging Peck
ham and Haas only with conspiracy
to bribe Holmes to give out advance
*1'IVE ARE DEAD.
And Many Others Are Made Sick by
At Rockwel City. N. Y.. an epide
.mie~ of typhoid fever which had its
origin in the food cook-ed for a Me
tho~dist church social, has already re
sulted in five deaths. Thirty more
member5 of the church. includng the
pastor Rev. M. E. Ready, are now
seriously ill, with a chance that sev
eral more will die. physicans who'
have investigated the case declare
that the germs existed either ma the
fried chichen or the ice cream.
Englishm1fan1 and Two Amnerican1s ll
ed by Mexicans.
T- w -o n Am (acans and one English
men were at racked by bandits and
piednar coachinlu. Mexico, one
of the mininlg camps of the Green
nner Comnany, near Dolores. Chi
huahua. -The report of the case was
received by the British consul in
Nexico City Thursday, but no details
GEN. S. D. LEE.
COMMIANDER OF ETRANS AN
SWERS LAST ROLL CALL.
He Was the Last Living Lieutenant
of the confederate States of Ameri
General Stephen D. Lee. command
er-in-chief of the United Confeder:. e
veterans and the last Lieutenant gen
eral of the Confederacy. died at
icksburg. Miss.. Thursday morning
after an illness of seven days. Gen
ral Lee was taken ill on May 21.
after a hard day's task in making
speeches and welcoming the Iowa
and Wisconsin reunion of veterans,
,rand army of the Republic at the
ational park in Vicksburg.
The following sketch of Gen. Lee's
fe and services was written by Col.
_. R. Brooks. of Columbia: e
"About 76 :ears ago, in Charleston. tl
C.. Lieutenant General Stephen D. s
.ee. C. S. A.. was born. His educa- ti
ion was finished at West Point. t'
then the tocsin of war was so ..ded. a
te responded to the call of Gen. ;r
Cade Hampton, and helped him raise
he celebrated Hampton Legion. by fc
ommanding the Horse Artillery, then G
nown as Lee's battery, which coy- D
red itself with glory on so many G
oody fields, and was known as 0
[art's battery, after the gallant E
oung Captain Lee was promos d at g
harpsburg, September 17. 1862. h4
"The subect of this hurried and th
nperfect sketch was assigned to h<
uty in the army of the West, and nC
rved under General Bragg. John- es
>n and Hood. He gradually rose
om brigadier to major general and er
lieutenant general, and for his gal- St
.nt services rendered at the battle be
Ezra church, near Atlanta, on July fu
5. 1Si4. was highly complimented. as
"No better or more loyal Confeder- ti<
e ever lived than the lamented Ste- ch
aen D. Lee. whose great soul took ar
s flight this day, to answer to the in
.st roll-call. The old Hampton Le- qu
on ivas composed of some of the
pry best and most gallant men in ha
Le Confederate or any other army. m
e Legion furnished to our glorious op
use five - generals, as follows: J.
ampton, Lee, Butler, Gray and Wx
"General Stephen Lee's promo- of
mus were as follows:
Captain artillery. March. 1861. is
"Major artillery. November. 1861' se
"Lieutenant colonel artillery. No- th
mber, 1862. R.
"Colonel artillery. December, 1862. El
"Brigadier general. P. A.' C. S., Su
"Major general. P. A. C. S., Au- tiv
st. 1863. in
"Lieutenant general. P. A. C. S.- fot
ne. 1S64. 1etc
"As colonel he commanded a bat-! Un
[ion of artillery-Lee's battallion- Co
nmposed of Eubanks', Grims'. Jor- Go
n's, Parker's. Rhett's and Taylor's I Ot
*tteries of artillery. So]
"As brigadier general, he com
nded a brigade of infantry, gar- Ju
;oning fix:ed batteries of artillery at ha
: ksburg. . w
"As major general. he was assign- ov<
August 16, 186,. to t'I. command tel
all the cavalry of the department an
Alabama, Mississippi, East Louis- po
ta and West Tennessee, and on ge
a 24. 1S64, was asigned to thelne
mand of the above-named depart
"As lieutenant general, he was as- th<
ned July 27, 18G4. to the comn- du
and of Hood's corps, army of Ten- itil
ssee. composed of the divisions of tic
H. Hill. Stevenson and Ciay ton. So
He was one of the best qualified, du
[-round officers of the Confederate iAt
mi, commanding with distinction be1
every branch of the service. In
'An old-time South Carolinlan, he
ss put his impress upon the matter
writing the truth as to facts for;
e history of the Confederate states ol
d the Confederate soldier . To
is end he has slpoken often and
Gen. Stephen D. Lee fought side:
side with the lameuted and dis
iuished Gen. Ellison Capers. the n
'loved bishop. It was the good for- I n
ne o the writer to witness5 the last Fr
eting of' these two great men on l
.e afternoon of January 22. 1908. th
i most touching and pathenic thing
i to see these Confederate heroes. he
ho fought on so many bloody fields.
ep like children when they part
- 1ay their great souls rest in
3&. is the prayer' of their corn- to
d es- * t
xdrsn' Will ][id H-er'self of lllic'it
- Whiis.key Sellers.
. IAnderson of:as liquor cases
led by the presenlt session of the
-inhfal court. 24 c-onvictions~ have
?sltd. Ther" are yet a great L
ann cass on the doe'ker. some of
'hi'hwill b~e tro Friday afternoon,
ud the renmainder c:ontinued on ac
mnt of one pretext or another. tin-h
1 the Septemb~ er term of the court.
'he fact that so many convictions
ave resulted will very likely have '
ecd effect upon the illegal sale of
-iske in Andersonl counlty. In i
ac' case where sentenices have beenh
nad the defendants has bee i'equired
py 100 or serve 9(: days on the5
oty gang or in the state penitenit
ry. Such punishmient is calculated
a ut a sto' to the operatiOn of
13PlCATED) IN 1t'RI)ER.
Iainton Negro Suspected U'nder
Ar'rest in Alab~ama
The Sate says: Gov. AnslS has
-ueda requisit ion fat' Eppierson
Mceod. a negrO. who has haen a
rested in Alabama and is wanted a
an cessory 1o a murder in D~arlin~
ton county in 10 00. Epperson is i
sid to have prompted another ne
gr Geo. McFadden. to shoot a ne
ero womau. McFadden is now serv
. g a ifsentwnee for the deed. I
WHO THEY ARE
Names of State;Candidates So
Far Who Have Announced.
MAY BE OTHERS.
Chat Each Candidate Has to Pay to
Euter the lace, Which With His
Other Expenses Makes Running
for a State Ollice an Expensive I
As wi.1 be noticed upon reference
the schedule published in another
lumn the State campaign will open c
n .une 17. and there will be two t
impaign parties--one composed of I
se candidates for the United States a
iiate and the other composed of
fe candidates for state offices. The t
vo parties will start on the same day,
different places, and tour the state e
At present there are five candidates b
r United States senator-Hon. John t
ary Evans of Spartanburg; Hon. t.
C. Heyward of Richland; Hon."'
eorge Johnstone of Newberry; Hon. l
B. Martin of Richland and Hon. N
D. Smith of Florence. These
ntlemen, and others who may b
reafter enter the race, will tour a
.e state together. and it is to be c
)ped that people will be edified on d
tional issues by their able address- h
on topics of the day. ti
There are two candidates for gov- tl
nor-Governor M. . F. Ansel and Y
ate Senator Cole L. I3lease of New- u:
rry. There is yet possibility of tc
rther opposition to Governor Ansel. c(
some of the most insistent prohibi- ii
mnists do not relish his recent sc
ange on the prohibition issue and bl
e disposed to bring out a candidate tl
opposition who will stand for un- Y
alinied prohibition. d
None of the state officials is apt to to
ve opposition except Railroad Com
ssioner Caughman, who will be w
posed by several, among whom are bt
A. Summersett of Cola,.i l al. F
Richardson of Barn-. e'l . " C. dh
;hburn of Charleston am;i Causier
The superintendent of e'nl;rtion ti<
a candidate for the Utr-d States le;
ate and for that olire there are fr,
ee announced aspirants-S. R. th
Mellichamp of Orangeburg. E. C. ed
more of Spartanburg and J. E. Hi
*earingen of Edgefield. ha
Gen. Wilie Jones, for the execu- is
e committee. anounce the follow- S
rate of assessment for candidates in
United States senate, congress, re
ited States senate .. .. .. $50.00
ngiess.. .. .. .. .. 50.00 n
vernor.. .. .. .. .. .. 5 0.00 vi,
fer state officers .. .. .. .. 37.50 pt
icitor..........- ....25.00 le
The state campaign opens up on 01
iie 17 and the' candidates do not a
re a great amount of time now in in
ich to file their pledges and hand fr
r their coit- for the privilege of a,
ig the "dear peepul"' a few things is
appealing to thetm for their sup- ca
t. The last hour for filing pled
is noon of the day before the iti- 'h
rary begins. . at
It is necessary to have an experi- uit
ed railroad man. one who is i
'oughly conversant with sched- gi
les, etc.. 12repare the otnpaign of
erary and Mr. B. 1H. Todd, city a
ket and passenger agent of the
athern, has been assigned to this u
:y by the subcommittee in charge
least two weeks will itervene
:weel the two campaign meetings
each county. s
CLAIMED SHE WAS WILD.
'icer Takes Charge of Woman
F.oundit in the Woods.
A dispatch from Greenville to The mn
*ws and Courier says a white wo iut
in named Lillian Smith was found r
the woods, near Monaghani Mill.
iday morning. Deputy Sheriff Blal- rt
ger receivedl a telegromn early in
i morning to the effect that ther m~
, wim !emnani in the woods. and .
immediately left for the scene.
e woan claimed that she had
l spent on~e night in the woods
.d denied that she had attempted
kill any one. She was dressed .
ry poorly. The officers are detain
erad will have her examined m
a lunacy commission. *t
YOUNG MAN SHOT
MIoter of Girl Re Persis-ted iD
At Monroe. N. C.. heeause William r'
iher a popular young society man. t
rsisted in his a1tentionl to Miss
tgaret Thompsou .a school girl.ag'ed .r
.-n rh- w-o test of her mother.
Swas shot and serriously wounded
Mrs. 1 lhompsoi. Luther's condi
on is not regarded as critical. Mrs.
hopsoni after repeated protests, -
lared I hat she would shoot Luther
he did not desist coming to see
e daughter. He came Sunaay
it. and an angry scene ensued, the
HOGS FOUNr) BONES
j Sonie More Victimis on the Guin
At La Porte. Indh.. hogs. wallow
og in the lowland. just below the'
rv ate cemetary of Mrs. Belle Guin-1
es. Friday. . '.rought to the son
:?c"two hxumanz hones. OnA wvN
t-m an ormn and the other from C
. The bogs dragged the nones
round the hog yard for some 1:me
efo-e the find became known. As
result. Sheriff Smutzer will begin
uning the surface of the nog run
.inchdrggng thre pond which borders1
IN NEW YORK 1: A GAMBLING IN
t is Operated Under a "Debased and
Fraudulent ('ontracts Says the
The charge that the New York Cot
-*; Exchange is a gambri:.:; institu
ion and not a mercantile exchange
s practically sustained in the report
;ub:nitted to President Roosevelt by
'ommissioner of Corporation Her
crt Knox Smith. just made public.
Mr. Smith's report is based on an
xhaustive investigation begun short
y after the adoption by the House
>f a resolution introduced by Re
resentatives Burleson and Livingston
in February 4. 1907. That resolu
ion was aimed to ascertain why
he contracts sold on the New York
nd New Orleans exchanges brought
bout such violent fluctuations in
he psice of cotton, and also to learn
thether the members of the exchang
s. by combining among themselves,
rought about depression in prices
ecause, under the terms of the con
r'acts, they could deliver any one of
irty grades of coton. The charges,
-hich sem to be upheld, in part at
ast. by Mr. Smith. include the fol
"That New York City has ceased to
e a commercial spot cotton market,
ad that the New York Cotton Ex
tange. operating under its present
abased and fraudulent contracts,
s developed into a purely specula
e or gambling exchange, and that
ie grades of cotton shipped to New
ork and tenderable on the contracts
ader the rules of the New York Cot
,n Exchange cannot be used for
>tmercial spinning purposes, and
at such grades of cotton are used
rlely to depress the price of spinn
e grades in the South. to further
.e speculative features of the New
ark Cotton Exchange. to the heavy
,triment of the entire legitimate cot
n trade of the United States."
The care with which Mr. Smith
oiiies his findings seems to have
en forcasted by Representative
rleon. who, in a leter to Mr. Jor
n on April 30. this year, wrote :
"I do not believe that the President
s any idea of making recommenda
)s along the line on which I think ef
;islation should be had. The report
om the Bureau of Corporations on
e resolution writen and introduc
by me has not yet been sent to the
use. I understand it is in the
.nds of the President. and that, he t
holding it for som purpose. On I
trrday I had adopted a resolution
loduced by me, directing that said ia
port be sent to the Congress at
"Recently the Secretary of Com
arce and Labor gave oixt an inter- s
,w. in which he stated that the
sident was not oposed to the
ritimate cotton exchanges. but was g
iosed to bucket shops. etc. I, too,
a ono1)5ed to bucket shops, but the ii
jury to the cotton producer co ~nig e
>ma boeket shop operations is nilh
mpared with the great hurt which
done him by operation on the so
iled egitimlate cotton exchanges." ~
M'. Smith in his report ind-.cates
ii he w~i n ave much more to ra~yt
e' on. V. iat he gave out~ for publ
ation today was two pats--dealing
h. cotton exchange methods of clas
t-nof cotton and wit~h the range
coitract grades. Subsequent parts' t
says, will tah~e up the effects of
'hange ruit' and other conditi.;s
n the rice. In the report made
.blic he rays:
.So far as spinne(rs are concern'ed,t
e tractical certainty of receivingt
'eat diffejent kinds of cotton on
contract males it impossible fort
rthem to buy their coton on the
" he contract must be broadt
.cugn to Pince general tra".ing
ereon. and thus furnish the broad
ariket necessary to fulfil the truet
ctins of ar. exchange. There ist
'eas nable obligation, however.
take care of that part of the cropt
iich is for raost purposes unspmii
i21. andi the :. mtission ot 'i'r:: iM
adsof such unmerchantable or
spinnable cotton into the exchange
>iks crIEat.:s sev'- a. evils. 'The ef
et of such cotton is to depress the
e of future contracts, and this
nds to affect unfavorably the value
the entire crop, the great bulk of C
hieh is of much heter quality.
"The investigation has shown that
: y extreme charges regarding the
ock of cottoni at Newv York can not
.A prvailing~ impression that
ay thousamis of bales of coton in
e e Ne,.' .rk market havie be -. car-I
ed for many years. until the stock
lle more than an accumulationi of
.bish. is disproved by the fact
taat the entire stock at New York has1
a several occasions in recent years
een reduced to a vry small anantity.
hs. in October. 1 900, the total I
ytineiat~e stock was very only a trifle
ver . bales, and as recently as
'1ptember, 1904. it was only 1.-.
0 i) bales. At. t'h; latter date a con7
itieraim' a'rt of the stock was ap
ma'.ly of fairly high gradt. Con
eq~uently it is certain that the
mou't f very lowv grade cotton car
ie ovi' New York for any~ cou
ide:nbie ~eyiod or years cau not ic
xtremy large. On the other hand
here is some cotton which has thus
,eun en: ied over from year to year.
'TTb' pr,'i-t of' the Newi York
oton Exchange in November. 1 900.
taetd to the revision committee thaat
ome cottonl hod been in the New
ork i'ksta.c +-or f->ur years. and that
ho reason it had not been purchas
'd fr consumption was that it was
if sneh por' iuality as to be uin
Mbeat the grade difference Then
-W'hie extreme charges against
uhe grading of cotton at New York
andoubtedly exaggcrated actual con
:Utionns. nevertheless it is certain that
s rious overciassification has fre
quenntly occurred in that market.
"Notonl ha cotton really below
BRYAN WANTS TAFT
'TO HELP GET THE PUBLICITY
BILL PASSED BY CONGRESS.
Taft's F ply Is That He Has Written
a Letter to That Effect Al
A dispatch from Washington says
Secretary Taft received the following
telegram from Hon. Wm. J. Bryan on
"1 beg to suggest that as leading
caididates in our respective parties.
we 'oin in asking congress to pass a
bill requiring publication of campaign
contributions prior to election. If you
think best we can ask other candi
dates to unite with us In the request.
"W. J. Bryan."
Secretary Taft. after a talk with
the president gave out for publication
his answer, as follows:
"Hon. William J. Bryan, Lincoln,
"Your telegram received. On
April 30th, last, I sent the following
letter to Senator Burrows, the chair
man of the committee on privileges
and elections of the senate:
"'My dear Mr. Burrows: I sin
erely believe that it would greatly
tend to the absence of corruption in
politics if the expenditures for no
mination and election of all candi
lates and all contributions received
nd expenditures made by political
ommittees could be made public both
n respect to state and national poli
ics. For that reason I am strongly
n favor of the passage of a bill
hich is now pending in the senate
tnd house bringing about this result
o far as national politics are con
:erned. I mark this letter personal
'ecause I am anxious to avoid assum
ng an attitude in the campaign
chich it is quite possible I shall never
av the right to assume, but so far
s my personal influence is concerned
am anxious to. give it for the pa:=s
ge ci the bill.
'Very sincerely yours.
"'Wm. H. Taft.'
"Since writing the above, in an
wer to inqr ry, I have said public
that I hoped such a bill would pass.
"Wm. H. Taft."
Lincoln. Neb.. May 26.-Mr. Bry
n received Secretary Taft's tele
ram this afternoon. He sent the
Hon. William H. Taft. Secretary of
War., Washington, D. C.:
"I am much gratified to receive
our telegram and trust the publica
on of your letter will add the
eight necessary to turn the scales
favor of the measure. Elections
re public affairs and pub.ieity wj'i
elp to purify politics.
"Wim. J. Bryan."
M Bryan wired Senator Culber
)a a'nd Representative Williams as
i;:s.' sec're copie:, 'f mv t&'
r tas t - Secretary Taft wd h s eiy
meef1rnn campaign ,:ou emi 'tins.
'is leter to Senator Burrows may
riable you to secure action on the1
"Win. J. Bryan."
ec standard prescribed for contract
- r,.try. ieen cetified at New York.
"t siic c:tt(on was for a tIime vr
tally forced into the New York stock
puarsuance of a ruling of the Board
[Appeals of the New York Cotton
xchange. one of the highest coin
rittees of the exchange, and against
ie judgefment of members of the
"This certification of cotton actual
below tenderable grade is especial
important because it -was not due
the carelessnss of the Classifica
on, Committee, or to the dishonesty
f any individual employe, but was
e expreriOnl of a deliberate poll
of one of the highest committees
i the exchange, which should have
iken every precaution to protect the
itergrity of the contract.
"Members of the New York . Cot
> Exchange have also attempted
y excuse this extraordinary ruling
f the board of appeals on the ground
nat only a few hundred bales of rejet
hl cottr~ were thus deliberately al
>wed to go into the certificated stock.
'hey hav further attemnpted to de
?ind he classification of the exchange
enerally on the ground that the
mount of certificated cotton,-which
:s 1ally below tenderable grade.
r even the amount which, although
end erable. is of exceptionally low
-rde, is but a small percentage of
he total certificated stock. They
rgue that the buyer of a future
otract would therefore be indiffer
uttto the possibility of rece-.ving
one of this action.
TI-.!.: argumlent is so absurd as
Lndy to call for discussion. It
ouuld be about as logical for a man
o say that he would be willing to
:tandup before a squad of soldiers to
"e shot at simply because only a por
ton of the guns were loaded. Such
-ottton would unquestionably exert
n influece upon the buyer out of
Lil proportion to its actual amount
..av 10 the tolal stock. becnas'"
se 1rust take whatever the seller
hooses to tender him. When the
Inangemet of the New York
C ' t t. o n xchange came into
>fflice, in Junie. 1907 this prac
tice of accepting cotton under the
ruling of the board of appeals was
'It has been charged that deliv'er
9. particularly in New York have
tea ndeliberately composed of an
tiiVcessarily large number of grades.
rhr. (t'press purp~ose of forcing the
holder of the contract to sell it out
rther than take up the coton, and
that in such cases the seller of the
cotiract has been abble to buy it
bck at a decline. While such 'cluh
iin the mrarktet' mauy ocur at tiues.
th desihrte mixing of grades for
mnipuliitive p~urposes does not ap
pear to laave ben a general practice.
"mpaimts that New Orleansi
classificaions have been unduly se
ver are not equally well sustained.
It is not unlikely. however, that at
ties tne arbitrations in New Or
For the Speaking in the State
A TWO RING AFFAIR.
The Two Campaign Parties Will Be
gin to Stump the State on June 17,
One Startingg at Sumter and the I
Other at St. Matthews.
A subcommittee of the State De
mocratic executive committee, con
sisting of Chairman Wilie Jones,Com
ptroller General A. W. Jones and C.
L. Blease of Newberry, met and ar
ranged the schedule for the Demo
cratic campaign this summer. Capt. t
D. J. Griffith,, also a member, was
unavoidably absent on business. As
was decided upon by the State con
vention there are to be two campaign
parties, one for the candidates for
the United States senate and congress
and the other for the candidates for
the State offices. The State campaign
will open at St. Matthews on June 17, 1
and the senatorial campaign will op
en at Sumter on the same date.
The itinerary for the candidates
for state offices follows:
St. Matthews, Wednesday, June 17. C
Orangeburg, Thursday, June 18.
St. George, Friday, June 19. c
Charleston, Saturday, June 20.
Walterboro, Monday, June 22.
Beaufort, Tuesday, June 23. 1,
Hampton. Wednesday, June 24. tl
Barnwell, Friday, June 26.
Bamberg, Saturday, June 27. b
Lexington, Tuesday, June 30.
Saluda, Wednesday, July 1.
Edgefield. Thursday. July 2.
Aiken, Friday, July 3.
Sumter, Tuesday, July 7. S(
Manning, Wednesday. July 8. T
Monks Corner, Thursday, July 9. b
Georgetown, Friday, July 10.
Kingstree, Saturday, July 11.
Florence, Monday, July 13.
Marion, Tuesday, July 14. cc
Conway, Thursday, July 16.
Darlington, Friday, July 17. d
Bishopville, Tuesday, July 21. ti
Bennettsville, Wednesday, July 22. ta
Chesterfield, Thursday, July 23. h
Camden, Friday, July 24. hi
Lancaster. Saturday, July 25. H
Winnsboro, Monday. July 27. ra
Chester. Tuesday, July 28.
Yorkville. Wednesday, July 29.
Gaffney, Thursday, July, -30.
Spartanburg, Friday. July 31.
Union, Saturday, August 1.
Columbia, Tuesday. August 4.
Newberry, Wednesday, August 5.
Greenwood. Thursday, August 6.
Abbeville, Friday, August 7. of
Anderson, Saturday, August 8. an
Walhalla, Wednesday, August 19. fo
Pickens. Thursday, August 20. th
Greenville, Friday, August 21.
Laurens, Saturday, August 22. J
Following is the schedule of meet- ;
ags for candidates for United States
eate, congressmen and .solic.itors: bi
Sumter, Wednesday, June 17. gr
Manning, Thursday, June 18-.u
Monks Corner, Friday, June 19.
Georgetown. Saturday, June 20. wa
K ingstree, Monday, June 22. DC
Florence, Tuesday' June 23.
Marion, Wednesday, June 24.- gr
Conway, Friday, July 26.
Darlington, Saturday, June 27. ed
Bishopille, Tuesday. June 30.
Bennettsville, Wednesday. July 1- to
Chesterfield. Thurssay, July 2. ch
Camden, Friday, July 3.
Lancaster, Saturday, July 4. el,
Winsboro, Monday, July 6.
Chester, Tuesday, July 7. eli
Yorkville, Wednesday. .July 8.
Gaffney, Thursday, July 9. CC
Spartanburg, Friday, July 10.
Union. Saturday, July 11.
Columbia, Tuesday, July 14.
Newberry, WVednesday, July 15. C
Greenwood, Thursday. July 16.
Abbeville, Friday, July 17.
Anderson. Saturday, July 18.
Wahalla. Tuesday. July 21.
Pickens, Wednesday, July 22. e~
Greenville. Thursday, July 23. as
Laurens. Friday, July 24. Cl
Lexington, Tuesday, July 28. vc
Saluda, Wednesday. July 29. iia
Edgefeld, Thursday, July 30. jn
Aiken. Friday, .July 31. s
Bamberg, Saturday, August 1- cr
Barnwell, Tuesday, August 4.
Hampton. Thursday, August 6. in
Beaufort. Friday, August 7. bc1
Walterboro, Satur~day, August 8. S.
Charleston. Wednesday. August 1 9.
St. George, Thursday, August 20.
Orangebrg, Friday. August 21.
St. Matthews, Saturday' August 22. e~
BREAKiS OUT AGAIN. S
'rrie Nation Put in .Jail for the Odd K
Carrie Nation was arrested at
>ttshurg. Pa., on Thursday. This
is the thirty-third time in her ad
enturous and checkered career that
she has been in the hands of the
police. Carrie Nation's latest was
llegd disorderly con duct in that a
he is charged wit giving four men b
a tongue lashing in public for some
hing that displeased the doughty
-u'tsader. She was released up)on
>amnt of a $30 forfeit for her ap
pearance in court. After her release l
she declared that she would never
pay another fine, bu~t would serve
out whatever penalty she received ir
jl in pref~erenlce.
JILLED BY WOMAN.
She Shoots a Man and Then Drinks
At oankeVa. WilliamT HI.
Spsn. a vcti! known locomotiv e
gneer, was shot and killed Friday
by Sadie Butler, formerly of Lynch-j
burg, Va., who immediately drank a
bottle of carbolic acid and died in
a few minutes. The woman was
madly in love with Simpson. She,
had often declared that she intended
ki.i- lsot he r and him. *
BOAT TURNED OVER
ND REV. JENNINGS AND DR
1 Most Distressing and Fatal Acci
dent Happened at Tucapan Pond
Near Greer Monday Evening.
A dispatch from Greenville to The
tate says: Dr. T. M. Leonard, a
entist, ' and Rev. Mr. Jennings, pas
or of the Presbyterian church at
eidville, were drowned Monday
evening at 6.30 in Berry's mill pond,
,ight miles from Greer.
The two men were taking a day's
>uting and were fishing when the
torm came up Monday afternoon.
lo escape a drenching they drew in
Lchor and were paddling to the
hore, when the boat overturned,
hrowing both men into the water.
either could swim and there were
o eyewitnesses to the tragedy.
Dr. Leonard's body has iot yet
een recovered, though the body of
he minister was found late Monday
ight. Further search is being made
t the pond for the recovery of Dr.
Leonard's body. Rev Mr. Jennings
eaves three daughters, his wife hav
ag died a year ago. Dr. Leonard
)aves a wife and three children.
A dispatch from Spartanburg says:
Ir. Jennings was a graduate of the
inton orphanage and was held in
igh esteem by Dr. Jacobs and others
)nnected, with the orphanage. He
ad been stationed at Reidville for
ve years and was serving a num
er of churches. He was loved by
ie members of all his churches and
is sudden and tragic death has caus
I widespread sorrow.
There were fully 400 persons gath
-ed at Tuscapan Tuesday night, com -
g from every section of the country
ad 200 are actively engaged in the
arch for the body of Dr. Leonard.
uesday night the great pond will
practically dry and the recovery
the missing body is expected.
This distressing accident has caus
I wide sorrow throughout the
unty. Dr. Leonard was well known
this city. He was' a former stu
,nt of Wofford college and a 'reia
ve of Dr. 0. W. Leonard of Spar
nburg. Leaving .Wofford college,
studied dentistry and practiced
s profession at Reidvilie his home.
e is survived by his wife and sev
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
ad a Fine Meeting in Aiken Last
The Grand Lodge of the Knights
Pythias met in Aiken last week
.d had a most delightful time. The
]lowing officers were elected for
e ensuing year:
For Grand Chancellor, Mr. L. M.
attison, of Anderson, was elected
thout oIosition to succeed Mr.
endel L. Smith, of Camden.
Mr. A. G. Rembert, of Spartan
trg, was the only candidate for
and vice chancellor, and he was
Mr. J. WXalter Doar of Georgetown,
is elected grand prelate. Mr.
>ar had opposition.
There were several candidates for
and keeper of records an'd -seal.
.C. D. Brown, of Anderson receiv
Mr. Wilson G. Harvey, of Charles
n was elected grand master of ex
Mr. J. W. King. of Columbia, was
cted grand master at arms.
Mr. J. Ligon Reeves, of North, was
acted grand inner guard.
For grand outer guard, Mr. H. J.
ttingham, of Dillon, wns elected.*
used by a Typhoon Which Followed
Freshet in China.
The steamer Shinono. of the Japan
e line, brings news of another dis
ter thr~ough a typhoon at Hfankow
ina, following a freshet which in
Ives the loss of more than 1,0
res. with the wrecking of 14.00'0
.nks and the stranding of many
eamers, including several foreign
The typhoon came suddenly and
a few hours reduced hundreds of
ats in the Kan river to splinters.
.eamers broke away from their
oorings and only those which could
it up steam cjuickiy escaped.
The shores were thick with corps
;of river people. Hundred were
recked before the steamer left
aanghai. News was also brought
a great coal mining disaster in
wang Si, where 100 lives were lost
hen a mine took fire. *
FOUND IN RIVER.
he Body of a Man Thought to Be
At Jacksonville, Fla., the body of
a unknown white man. suppos~ed to
e a mate of some schooner in port,
-as found floating in the river Tues
ay and upon investigation it was
ound that the man had been shot
a the head. The authorsties believe
he man was murdered and his body
rown into the river to hide the
:rime. A thorough investigation is
seing made. Nothing was found on
he body to lead to an identification.
Big Fish Bagged Near Palmnettc
Beach. Fia., on Tuesday.
A whale :l.- feet long was capturec
Tuesday morning by a fishing partl
n Hilsborough bay. two miles of
Palmettc beach. A bombardment 0
two hours with Winchester rifle
was held before the whale was kill
ed. It was then towed to the beach
it is the first one seen in these wal
er n amany years.
LOST AT SEA
Seventeen Men Drowned by the
Wrecking of a Schooner.
ONLY TWO MEN SAVED
The Boston Fishing Schooner Fame
Run Down and Wrecked in a Thick
Fog by the Old Diminion Atlantic
Liner Boston Off Yarmouth, N. C.
The Boston Fishing schooner Fame
was rammed and sunk by the Old
Diminion Atlantic line steamer Bos
ton and seventeen members of the
crew of the schooner out of nine
teen were lost.
The collision occurred in a fog.
The Boston, which was bound from
Yarmouth, N. C., the officers state,
was proceeding at slow speed, whistle
blowing constantly. Nothing was
heard or seen of any vessel until the
Boston smashed into the Fame. The
sharp prow of the steamer sliced the
stern off the scooner and she'sank in
The. Boston was stopped and a
boat immediately lowered, but by an
accident to the fall it capsized. Two
more, however, were sent off wihtin
a few minutes. One of them found
Edward Pitts, the cook, floating about
supported by a life belt.
John Clark, the other survivor was
swimming in the wreckage and was
hauled on board the life boat in an
exhausted condition. The lifeboats
circled about for nearly an hour with
out finding others of the schooner's
crew. They had much difficulty in
returning to the Boston owing to
Pitts, the cook, stated that at the
time of the collision only Captain
Fahey and three men were on deck,
while of the others, nine were in the
forecastle and the rest in the cabin.
Those in the forecastle reached, the
deck safely, but it is the opinion of
Pitts that none of those in the cabin
were able to get out. The survivors
say nothing was known of the proxi
mity of the Boston until she struck
The Fame was one of the largest
trawlers in the Boston fishing fleet.
She left Boston on May 4, and ran
into this port last week for supplies.
.The Fame was built. in Essex in
1905. She registered 150 .tons, was
owned by the Eastern Fishing com
pany of Boston and was valued at
$15,000. She had 100,000 pounds of
fish on board, and was Intending to
start for home Friday. *
GAVE IT TO THE BAPTISTS.
Jefferson Davis' Berth Place Site of
Dr. W. D. Powell s'ays in the Wes
ern Recorder: "A Baptist church
tands on the place where ex-Presi
ent Jefterson Davis was born. Mr.
avis presented Bethel church. in
886, with his old home stead, in
luding 'nine acres of ground. -The
aptist built a fine parsonage, a
plendid house of worship, house.
for sexton, etc. 'Tney have the finest
lant of any country church that I
now. Mr. Davis was present at the
edication and made a talk. He
aid that many asked why he ,being
aMethodist, gave his birthplace on
hich to build a Baptist church. He
aid it was because his father was a
aptist and a better man than ever
h3 had been. The church is sustain
d in part by endowments, as many
f the wealthier families are moving
o Hopkinsville, Pembroke and Elk
FOUND IN RIVER
nd Identified as 31iss Marie Mo.oney
of North Woodbury.
The body of the woman found on
lucester Flats on the bank of Big -
imber Creek, was identified as that
f Marie Mooney, aged 35, of North
oodbury, N. J. The woman lived
with her mother and had been zrdss
ng from home since las Friday night.
t was at first thought that she had
et with foul play, but an examina
ion of the body Saturday failed to
eveal any marks of violence. It is
hought that she fell from a trestle
ridge into the waters of the cre~k
ad was drowned. Then her body
was washed ashore. The suicide
heory was scouted by reason of the
ack of motive. - *
CEDRINO INSTANTLY KILLED)
~oted Italian Auto Driver Meets
Death on Race Track.
At Baltimore Emanuel Cedrino, the
noted Italian automobile driver, was
instantly killed on Pimlico race.
track Friday afternoon. Spectators
saw his car skid and turn over, three
of its wheels befig smashed. Ce
drino and his brother, who in -his
mechanic, and was, with'him in the
car, were thrown out violently against
a fence, and while the brother was
little hurt, Cedrino had apparently
died instantly of a broken neck. *
ANOTHER GEORGIA MURDER
One Man Shoots and Kills Another
At Eastmnman, Ga., A Jones was
shot and instantly killed Friday-night
by Gus ?Kagan at the latter's stables.
There were no eye-witnesses, but the
trouble is declared to have grown out
of the driving of a horse by Mr. Jones.
Mr. Jones leaves a wife and six chil
dren. Mr. Ragan is a single man.
Both Parties are members of Dodge
Cunty's most prominent families
and are 'largely connected on .both
sm~. ?aan is now in jail. *